Justin Bieber might have been banned from giving live interviews, but the pop star is still allowed to sing on stage. The Canadian pop star will perform at the upcoming MTV Video Music Video Awards (VMAs) on Aug. 30, which will be hosted by Miley Cyrus.
The singer revealed the news via Twitter. “Only @mileycyrus. Lol. It's true. I'm performing on the #vmas!!” the singer wrote on Twitter with a funny picture of Cyrus. The picture shows a scantily clad Cyrus standing with a face of Bieber pasted on his breasts. Bieber also used the hashtag #bieberisback to announce that he is joining a group of previously announced performers at the MTV VMAs over the weekend.
Bieber will be performing his brand new single “What Do You Mean?” on the VMA stage. The single will be released on Friday. The pop star will join already announced performers The Weeknd, Tori Kelly, Demi Lovato, Twenty One Pilots, A$AP Rocky, Pharrell and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and more.
The “Baby” hitmaker first performed at the MTV VMAs in 2010, singing a medley of “U Smile,” “Baby” and “Somebody To Love.” In the same year, he also won Best New Artist for his hit song “Baby.” In 2011, Bieber made news when he brought his pet snake Johnson to the stage.
Apart from performing at the VMAs, Bieber is also nominated in four award categories. The music video “Where Are U Now?” -- his collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo -- is up for four nominations: Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, Best Editing and Song Of The Summer.
Meanwhile, Page Six reported that Bieber's representatives are discouraging him from appearing in any live interviews because he always ends up in controversies afterward. “Justin’s people are so terrified of him speaking live, they’re doing everything pre-taped,” a source close to the singer told Page Six.